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A re !i i Vs2 3 X- 1-70 of History 4 Iowa 50316 Grain Train Leaves for Houston Headed by Five Diesel Units, Grain. Train Rounds Curve South of Wallingford (Dally News photo by Chuck Osthelmer) Fifty-five carloads of corn, 187,000 bushels, left here Saturday in a grain-train, hooked to a second 55-car train, on the way to Houston. All 55 cars of the grain-train were loaded at Superior Co-op Elevator in a split shift working around the clock from Thursday evening, 6 p.m., until Friday evening. The train, billed to Cargill, Inc. of Des Moines, will be unloaded at Houston Tuesday to be shipped by vessel to Japan. The corn will be in the hands of its Japanese buyers within six weeks by the combination of the Rock Island's "unit-train" and the more favorable freight rates. Ivan Summa, manager of Su perior Co-op Elevator, said the train is to be loaded at Klemme Jan. 14 and will be back in Superior for another load Jan. 21, seven days for each round trip. It formerly required 30 days a round trip for single boxcars which had to be loaded, boarded up and checked through the trip, he said. The new facilities for weighing, grading the corn in jumbo hoppers which are more easily loaded and sealed, make loading in a single day possible. Farmers at this time realize about two cents more per bushel for their corn out of the 5.5 to 6 cents in rail freight rate savings. The Superior elevator began the shipments with discount- led freight rates last summer. Rock Island officials say 24 such trains have moved out of Iowa during the past few months and three out of the first five were from this area. Officials hope to get the grain moved before a dock strile. Special Interest Courses Offered in Adult Program A number of special interest courses are included in the wide range of courses being offered In Adult Education programs in the area. "Teaching Science in the Elementary School" is the title of a course that will start Jan. 19, from 7 to 10 p.m. and run for 12 weeks at Ernmetsburg High Schools .w,,-.......— ..-«, The class will be taught by Ron Harshbarger, Ernmetsburg Community School sixth grade science instructor who has taught for nine years and has his M.A. in science education. He taught a science methods course last summer at CreightonUniversity. Objectives of the course will be to give information on programs available in kindergarten through sixth grade, especially AAAS, SCB, and ESS. Participants will observe demonstrations, do experiments and share ideas, with more effective guidance of students as a goal. Behavior objectives and grouping will be discussed. The course may be taken for three quarter hours of undergraduate credit for a $36 fee, or may be taken as a general interest course for $9. Further information may be obtained from Ron Harshbarger at Ernmetsburg Community School, Cylinder, Iowa, 50528. Several courses in welding will be offered at Iowa Lakes Community College South Campus at Ernmetsburg. Advanced welding, for persons with prior basic skill, will be given starting Jan. 19, 7 to 10 p.m., running for 10 weeks. Don Chipman is the instructor and the fee is $33. This course may lead to certification. Basic welding will be taughl by John Harris and will cover safety, maintenance, proper use of equipment, selection of rod, position and application in basic arc welding. The class will meet 10 weeks, starting Jan. 18, 7 to 10 p.m. Fee is $33. Welding-Oxygen will start on Jan. 17, 7 to 10 p.m. and is a 10-week course. Taught by Chipman, this course will include all phases of brazing, soldering, steel welding, silver welding, etc. Henry Torkelson, Iowa Lakes Community College instructor in farm equipment mechanics and former implement salesman, will teach a course in Farm Implement Sales, starting Jan. 17, 7 to 9 p,m., and running for a five-week period. Geared for persons selling farm implements, the course is designed to be helpful as a refresher or for those with limited experience. Topics to be covered will include communications by letter, phone and news media; handling objections; steps in selling; knowledge of product and buyer; closing a sale; and personality in selling. The fee is $2.50. A five-week course in Natural Gas appliances and Maintainance will be offered starting Jan. 18, 7 to 10 p.m. at Iowa Lakes Com munity College South Campus at Ernmetsburg. Wayne Sewell, municipal works director at West Bend, will teach (he course, designed for persons working with natural gas appliances and maintenance. Topics covered will include natural gas ranges, clothes dryers, water heaters, limit switches, venting, heat controls, .thermocouples and other related items. The fee is $6. Water Safety Instruction will be offered at the Spencer YW- YMCA starting Jan. 18, 6 to 8 pjn., for 15 weeks. The course is required for persons wishing to become certified as a Water Safety Instructor. Enrollees must be 17 years of age and hold a current lifesaving card. The program may be taken for one quarter hour college credit if desired. Mrs. Lynn Dole, Iowa Lakes Community College Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, will teach the course, fee for which is $30. Further information may be obtained from Mrs. Dole at Iowa Lakes Community College, Ernmetsburg, 50536, 852-3554. AN AUTO EMMBSIONS Control course will be offered by Iowa Lakes Community College beginning Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. on the south campus in Ernmets burg. Brian Campbell, auto mechanics instructor, will coordinate the five evening program. The training program will explain use of the latest types of emission control devices and systems implemented by major automobile manufacturers. The first evening session will consist of an overview of auto emission systems. A representative of four major manufacturers will be on hand for the remaining four evening sessions. All mechanics and dealers are invited to attend. Cost of the entire five sessions will be $3. A certificate of completion will be issued to those who complete the training program. AMONG A WIDE variety of courses that are being offered through the Adult Education Department of Estherville High School in cooperation with Iowa Lakes Community College, is a course in "Trading and Commodities Futures" and another entitled "Iowa Government: Today and Tomorrow." The commodities course will 7& *?viec<i4t COLDER 104th YEAR; NO. 68 start on Jan. 19 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will run for a 10- week period. It will be held at Estherville High School. Taught by Kenneth Bixby, Estherville broker, the course is designed for those who wish to become more knowledgeable in purchasing various commodities on futures markets. The sessions will cranmod^^," and^edg ^.'coTt '^OW SYlOrt SCSSlOU of the course is $5. The Iowa government course will be taught by Mrs. Marvel Anderson, Emmet County Recorder. It will meet for 10 weeks starting Jan. 20, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Rotunda Building. Topics to be covered in the course include the state legislature, governor and state administrative organization, municipal and county government, and the financing of government in Iowa. The course is one developed by the Institute of Public Affairs for government em ployes. Course fee is $10. Further information about these and other adult education courses may be obtained from the Continuing Education Office at Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, telephone (712) 362-5771. AILY NEWS Estherville, Iowa, 51334, Monday, January 10, 1972 WEEK, 60c ; COPY, i5c Assembly Opens DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The second session of the Iowa Legislature's 64th General Assembly convened Monday with leaders vowing to keep it short. The official starting time in both House and Senate was set for 10 a.m., but the highlight of the opening day was Gov. Robert Ray's State of the State message at 2 p.m. Faced with a political year in which most lawmakers are anxious to get started campaigning for the June primary Per Pupil Cost at Peak WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Education Association announced today that average per-pupil expenditure in public schools will reach an all-time high of $929 in the 1971-72 school year. At the same time, NEA President Donald E. Morrison predicted that for the fourth straight year the federal share of the $50.1-billion cost of public schools will shrink to its lowest level since 1965. The figures were given in the NEA Research Division's 30th annual report, "Estimates of School Statistics, 1971-72." Local school districts, the report said, will shoulder the largest share of public school cost—52 per cent. The states' contribution will be 40.9 per cent, and federal help will drop to 7.1 per cent from 7.2 per cent last year and an all-time high of 8.8 per cent in 1967-68. Morrison said NEA and other major national associations soon will announce details of a new school-financing program, which calls for the federal government to put up nearly $30 billion initially. The proposed program, Morrison said, urges guaranteed basic elementary and secondary education in grades 1 through 12. Most of the funds would be used for this purpose, but some would be used in such special areas as vocational education, remedial and compensatory education, early- childhood education, summer school programs, adult education and education for the seriously handicapped. The statistical report said that for the first time since World War n the school-age population declined by 773,000 to 52,266,000. Leveling off of enrollments and the economic slowdown probably account for the 7.1- per-cent increase in school expenditures, lowest in a decade, the report said. Teacher salaries, the report said, increased only 4.5 per cent. The study also showed: — The average annual teacher salary is $9,690, with the Far West highest at $11,067 and the Southeast lowest at $8,113. — Capital outlay at $4.5 billion, 3.9 per cent greater than last year. — Total public-school revenue and nonrevenue receipts at $50.1 billion, up 5 per cent. — The number of school districts declining to 17,218 from a high of 35,676 a decade ago. Historic Sites Registerd Don't Alter Odometer With the arrival of Jan. 1, it became illegal to knowlingly "tamper with, adjust, alter, change, set back, disconnect or fail to connect the odometer (mileage indicator) of any motor vehicle registered in Iowa in order to reflect a lower mileage than the number the vehicle has actually been driven. If the odometer is repaired or replaced, the reading must be set where it was before the repair. "There have been numerous incidents throughout the nation of odometer readings being set back so that a vehicle could be sold as a lower-mileage, higher priced item, said Iowa Public Safety Commissioner Michael M. Sellers. "This is a clear violation of the consumer fraud law." The Iowa law provides for a criminal penalty for conviction of violation of this statute a $1,000 fine or 90 days in jail, or both. When a 1969 or newer motor vehicle is transferred the old owner must provide the new owner a signed statement as to the true mileage. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Seven sites have been nominated for inclusion in the National Historic Register by the Iowa State Review Committee for Historic Sites. Meeting here during the weekend, the committee chose the sites in an effort to speed up the process for receiving federal funds, which officials contend are necessary to preserve historic sites and landmarks in the state. The seven sites nominated for the register were: — The old state capitol at Iowa City; — The Dubuque County Jail and Dubuque City Hall for their unique architecture; — The Pottawattamie County Jail at Council Bluffs for its unique turntable construction; — The old Des Moines River steamboat town of Bentonsport in Van Buren County; — The Samuel Freeman Miller Home at Keokuk, which was the home of Iowa's first U.S. Supreme Court justice; — The Gardner Log Cabin on Pills bury Point in Arnolds Park, which is the scene of the Spirit Lake Massacre. First Half Taxes Due The first half of the 1971 county taxes are due and payable now and County Treasurer Lloyd Bruns- void urged all taxpayers to make their payments early and avoid having to wait in line at a later date. election, the leadership was pushing to wind up the session as quickly as possible. To this end, botlFLt. Gov. Roger Jepsen and House Speaker William Harbor pleaded with legislators to refrain from political speeches during debate and save their campaigning until their legislative chores are over. Republicans in the House and Senate held separate closed caucuses, then met jointly with Gov. Ray and members of the party's State Central Committee Sunday night. Harbor said there were mutual avowals of "dedication to party unity" from both legislative and executive branch leaders. Republican State Chairman John McDonald reminded the joint caucus that 1972 is an election year and said party unity must be mtaintained because there will be "continual criticism of Republicans from the Democratic minority. The Senate causus discussed leadership, plans to send all bills on the Senate calendar back to committee except three set as special orders of business and Senate measures amended by the House and still pending at the end of the 1971 session. The senators also talked about a move backed by the Iowa State Education Association to exempt from this general "calendar dumping" move a bill to authorize collective bargaining by public employes. Several senators said afterward the exemption move didn't appear to have enough votes for passage. The House caucus agreed to take early action on a bill to grant Iowans full rights of majority at age 18 instead of 21. Harbor said the bill would be taken up as early as possible but not on opening day, since it first must be reported out by the State Government Committee. The House members agreed to make Rep. Perry Christensen, R-Kent, chairman of the Law Enforcement Committee, succeeding Rep. Howard Hamilton, R-Tipton. Hamilton, who missed much of the 1971 session after suffering a heart attack, asked to be relieved of the chairmanship. Some 300 bills had been pre- filed before the session opened and several hundred more theoretically remain alive from the 1971 session but leaders predict most will never see the light of day. Republican legislative leaders met with Gov. Ray after Christmas and agreed on 13 "priority" issues. First of the priority measures slated to come up is a bill to rewrite the state municipal code of laws and give home rule to cities and towns. It is set as a special order of business in the Senate Tuesday. The home rule bill already has passed the House but Sen. Francis Messerly, R-Cedar Falls, said he doesn't like a provision of the bill which would allow a city council to issue general obligation bonds without a vote of the people unless a citizen group petitioned for an election. He said he wants to keep the present requirement that a general obligation bond issue must be approved by a 60 per cent majority in an election before the bonds can be issued. Other issues on the priority list: Creation of an Environmental Quality Control Department; a court reform measure to abolish justice of the peace courts; full rights of majority for Iowans at age 18; control of billboards and junkyards along primary highways. Safety inspections of carnival and amusement park rides; launching the final phase of the state's hog cholera eradication program; annual assessment of property for taxation; eliminating many property tax exemptions; funding the proposed 1976 World Food Fair; witness immunity bill; regulation of bank holding companies; and establishing a state Department of Transportation. Where the 1971 session was largely concerned with taxes, a new school aid plan and appropriations, the leaders say money bills do not loom large in the scheme of things this year. Gov. Ray says he will push for consideration of a bill to continue the office of state om budsman through the rest of the current biennium. The Iowa State Education Association also has announced it will do battle to save from extinction a bill to permit collective bargaining by public em ployes. Most legislative leaders believe the session can end some time between March 1 and April 1. Harbor has set March 30 as a reasonable target date. Some legislators, however, are keeping an anxious eye on the Iowa Supreme Court, which is to receive final briefs and arguments on three lawsuits challenging constitutionality of the legislature's new apportionment plan. They say if the Supreme Court holds the plan invalid and orders the legislature to try again, there's no telling how long the session will run. Income Tax Hike DES MOINES, Iowa CAP) State Comptroller Marvin Selden says the one-third Increase in personal income tax in Iowa appears to be progressing as planned. Selden said Saturday night the increase — approved by the 1971 legislature — should bring about $56 million in additional revenue for state coffers during the first year, and will probably level off at about $45 million annually thereafter. Halt Highway DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The board of directors of the Iowa Citizens for Environmental Quality has voted to seek an Injunction to halt the relocation of a portion of U.S. Highway 20. The highway runs through Cedar Falls and .Waterloo, and the relocation would route a part of the highway through George Wyth State Park at Cedar Falls. The group's chairman, David Trauger of Ames, says public financial support is needed before the organization can Initiate any court action.